Posted on Aug 10th, 2017
Petronas Twin Towers, A Landmark of Malaysian History
Your visit to the gleaming metropolis that is Kuala Lumpur would not be complete without visiting its historical landmarks. One striking landmark that you simply can't miss is the Petronas Twin Towers.
Built from 1993 to 1998, the twin towers serve as the symbol of Malaysia as an Asian Tiger. Petronas Kuala Lumpur not only symbolizes Malaysia but the towers have also become a historically filled landmark of the country.
Here are some of Petronas Tower facts you need to know before your visit, and that will forever be included in the history books:
The Beginning of the Petronas Towers
When Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad ordered the construction of Petronas Twin Towers, he just “wanted a building that would be identifiably Malaysian, that was of world class standard and which Malaysians could be proud of.” Petronas Towers Malaysia opened August 28, 1999, during Malaysia’s celebration of its National Day.
The World’s Tallest Building
With Petronas Tower heights of 1,483 feet or 452 meters, Petronas Tower was declared as the Tallest in the World by the Council on Tall Buildings dated April 15, 1996, surpassing the Chicago’s Sears Tower until 2003.
The Tallest Pair in the World
With 88-storey, the Petronas Towers has been recorded as the tallest pair in the world until now.
Shortest Construction Time
Forecasted to be finished after eight years of continuous work, the construction has been completed after six years of working 24 hours daily. Each floor was finished after four days and consists of 14,000 to 22,000 square feet of column-free office space per floor.
The World’s Highest Skybridge
Petronas Twin Towers Skybridge is a walkway between the two towers located the 41st and 42nd floors. With its height of two stories, the Skybridge was declared as the highest in the world.
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Posted on Aug 9th, 2017
Have Your Fill of Bukit Bintang's Best Meals
Bukit Bintang Kuala Lumpur is a street in the heart of Kuala Lumpur that comes alive at night with street performers, restaurants, shopping malls and droves of tourists who come in to revel in the excitement of the city.
Bukit Bintang food comes from all over the globe, offering a wide variety of local and international cuisine prepared in a way that will make your taste buds tingle. Here are some of the foods here you just have to try out, and where to eat them:
Jalan Alor Hawker Stalls
From chinese stir fries to barbequed chicken wings and satay, Jalan Alor has some of the best and tastiest meals lined up along the five-foot ways. You can order as many dishes as you want from a single store and can go from stall to stall throughout the evening.
Located on a strip of bars and night clubs at Changkat Bukit Bintang, El Cerdo specializes in pork dishes, and the must try here is their signature German crispy knuckle served with a side of creamy potato dumplings, sauerkraut, and mustard beer sauce.
Lot 10 Hutong
In the basement of the Lot 10 shopping mall is a food court with some of the best Chinese dishes from all over Asia. Penang Char Kuey Teow, Dim Sum, fried Hokkien Mee, Wan Tan Noodles and roasted duck are just some of the things you'll find here.
Dining in the Dark
One of the unique dining experiences in the world is Dining in the Dark at Changkat Bukit Bintang. Here, you'll be served your meal in complete darkness, so that you can savour your meal with the sense of touch, smell and taste.
Set in Jalan Changkat Kia Peng, this premier French restaurant specializes in Southern French cuisine and the must try here is the roasted lamb loin with Dijon mustard, bread crumbs, and parsley as well the ravioli stuffed creamy lobster and spinach.
Find some of the best artisans brewed coffee here at FEEKA in Jalan Galloway, which is also a great place to have breakfast with plenty of cakes, pastries and their signature big breakfast on offer. Also, a great place to go after your own Bukit Bintang shopping spree.
Bukit Bintang Malaysia has plenty to offer in terms of gastronomic delights, and all it takes is a curious eye and a sense of adventure. Don't be afraid to explore nooks and crannies for good meals that will surprise you. Make sure you get a Bukit Bintang map to find your way around all these places.
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Posted on Jul 6th, 2017
Batu Caves, Malaysia
Photo credit: Tourism Malaysia
Batu Caves Temple (also known as the ‘Temple Cave’) is a sacred place of worship for Hindus and also one of the most magnificent landmarks to visit in Kuala Lumpur due to its rich cultural and historical past. View million-year-old rock formations and religious rites that still take place in the cave to this day.
Visitors to the cave are greeted by a breathtaking 42.7-meter tall statue of the Hindu God of War, Lord Murugan – the highest of its kind in the world. It takes 272 steps up an ornate flight of stairs to enter the cave. The cave is also best known as the sacred site for the spiritual Hindu festival called Thaipusam, which takes place every year and lasts two days.
On the first day of Thaipusam, millions of devout Hindus form a procession in Kuala Lumpur’s city centre to Batu Caves, as a passionate tribute to the Hindu God of War, Lord Murugan. It is a spectacular show of devotion and spirituality, with ceremonial dances, chariots, and symbolic offerings.
Batu Caves History
Batu Caves is a large limestone-formed cave believed to be 400 million years old. In early human history, it was used as shelter by the native tribes (called ‘Orang Asli’ in Malay) who occupied the peninsula and used to harvest guano (bat droppings) by Chinese settlers in the 1860s.
In 1891, the cave was turned into a place of worship when Indian pioneer K. Thamboosamy Pillai, who also founded the century-old Sri Mahariamman Temple in Kuala Lumpur, chose the cave as a site for the early Indian community in colonial Malaya to worship Lord Murugan.
Today, it is a well-preserved site for religious devotion and spirituality, admired by many for its unique history and character.
How To Get To Batu Caves From Kuala Lumpur
The cheapest way to get to Batu Caves is via the KTM Komuter.
1. Go to the KL Sentral station.
2. Take the KTM Komuter train to Batu Caves station. The ride should take about 20 minutes and tickets cost about RM2.60.
3. Alight here and you should see signs around the station showing you the way towards the cave. The walk there takes only three minutes.
The easiest way to get to Batu Caves is via taxi or Grab car service.
A regular taxi may cost you anywhere between 15 to 30 ringgit. However, it is highly recommended that you hire a Grab car service for a fixed fare.
Batu Caves Opening Hours
Batu Caves is open all days of the week from 06:00am to 21:00pm. Visitors usually take around 2 to 4 hours exploring the cave. Best days and times to visit are weekdays in the early morning.
Batu Caves Entrance Fee
It is free to enter Batu Caves. However, you will have to pay if you wish to enter the Art Gallery Cave or the Dark Cave.
Other Important Information
Please note that Batu Caves observes a modest dress code. As it is a religious site, please do not wear shorts or skirts above the knee and wear T-shirts with sleeves. You may rent a sarong at the entrance if you wish. As the climb up the steep stairs may be strenuous for some people, a good pair of walking shoes is advised.
What To Bring With You to Batu Caves
Exploring the caves may take hours so it’s best to be prepared. Bring a camera, sunglasses, a hat, sunscreen, and a bottle of water. Bring light snacks if you wish. Carry all of these items in securely closed handbags or backpacks.
Monkeys at the temple are a common sight and they are part of what makes it a big attraction. However, these monkeys have been known to go through unsuspecting visitors’ belongings if left unattended, or if they suspect that there is food in your bags. Keep all your belongings secure in fastened bags and wear backpacks on the front of your body to ensure it is safe at all times.
Take pictures but please do not feed the monkeys.
2017 – 9 February
2018 – 31 January
2019 – 21 January
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